Nova Scotia Archives

Built Heritage Resource Guide

Halifax City Works Department

For researchers with older homes in peninsular Halifax, another rich source of information is available within the surviving records for the Building Inspector’s Office (RG 35-102, Series 39, Section I):

  • vols. 1-4 – index to building permits, 1892-1907; 1929-1949 (arranged by date)
  • vols. 29-59 – building permits, 1906-1949 (arranged by street)
  • vol. 60 – applications to move buildings, 1912 -1924

These records contain names of the property owner and architect, plus details of building construction. The original records have been transferred to the Halifax Regional Municipality Archives in Dartmouth; copies on microfilm are available at NSARM (mfm. 23518-23552).

This Built Heritage Resource Guide is unusually rich in the information given in the Note Areas accompanying most images. So... when you scan down the pages, be sure to click on the thumbnails so that you can enlarge and explore the images, plus read the extra details provided beneath each.

 scan 200804531
"Church of the Redeemer" 
Date: 1899
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives Library: O/S F107 H13 C23

Topic: Halifax City Works Department
City of Halifax. City Works Department. Building Inspector's Office. Building Permits scan 200804589
Application for Repairs, 491 Argyle Street 
Date: 20 June 1907
Reference no.: City of Halifax. City Works Department. Building Inspector's Office. Building Permits Nova Scotia Archives microfilm no. 23520

Topic: Halifax City Works Department
 scan 200804578
"Moirs Limited, Halifax. Bread, Biscuit and Confectionery" 
Date: 1913
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives Library: V/F Vol. 126 no. 14

Topic: Halifax City Works Department
City of Halifax. City Works Dept. Building Inspector's Office. Building Permits scan 200804532
Application for Repairs, 309 Brunswick Street, NS  
Date: 11 June 1948
Reference no.: City of Halifax. City Works Dept. Building Inspector's Office. Building Permits Nova Scotia Archives microfilm no. 23533

Topic: Halifax City Works Department
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